Latest Highlights:

7 Feb Black Redstart again at Heath Top

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DOS News


NOW AVAILABLE!!! Derbyshire Bird Report 2014

DBR 2014 Cover

The latest Derbyshire Bird Report published November 2015. Complete Systematic List for the 206 species seen in Derbyshire in 2014, Lesser Black-backed Gull – a new breeding species for Derbyshire, probable urban breeding of Lesser Black-backed Gull, the effect of winter temperatures on Wren survival, late winter and early spring gatherings of Curlew, ten Peregrine years and more

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Derby Peregrines

Catch up on all the Peregrine news at Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project here

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Changes to Fieldtrips

Some changes have been made on 24 February to the Field Trip List see here

The Birds of Derbyshire

Some excellent reviews recently e.g. in British Birds. For details of the new DOS book and how to order click here

See the Meetings and Trips page for the 2015-2016 Indoor Meetings and Fieldtrip programme dates

Check out the Carsington Bird Club website

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Meetings and trips


The next indoor meeting will be on 26 February 2016 at the Friends Meeting House, Chesterfield

The next planned Field Trip will be on Saturday 20 February 2016 to Witches Oak/Aston-on Trent GP DWT

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  Site restrictions

Birdwatchers are are asked to respect the following restrictions:

  • Willington GP: Please stay on the main tracks, do not use the gravel company roads and stay away from the water on the Canal Pit
  • Foremark Reservoir: No access at any time to the area along the dam wall or the the west side of the reservoir
  • Ambaston GP: Please stay on the public footpath
  • Drakelow NR: Please do not walk in front of the main hide
  • Aston-on-Trent GP: This is a private working gravel pit with permit only access during working hours. The closer pits can be viewed from the A50 slip road with a telescope but no access should be attempted AT ANY TIME (or you will have to explain yourself to the local constabulary!)

Safety first!

Respect landowner's privacy

"The interests of the bird comes first"

Birdwatchers code of Conduct


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